There is a countless amount of entertainment media available to a single viewer, and the internet makes that media easily accessible. However, keeping up with the rules, objectives, backstory, or culture of each one is difficult, and confusion hinders enjoyment. My thesis, “OnQ” dismantles the barrier of information in broadcast sports, viewership of which has been declining for 10-20 years. By exploring the flow of information, user interaction, user multitasking, and graphic design via on-demand explanations and statistics on top of live video, “OnQ” takes existing multitasking behavior and integrates it onto the same screen as the broadcast. Instead of dividing attention and sifting through irrelevant information by searching questions on a separate, internet-accessible device, “OnQ” aims to customize and summarize information, making learning low-effort and promoting enjoyment of the original media.

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Visual Communication Design (MFA)

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School of Design (CAD)


Adam Smith

Advisor/Committee Member

Mike Strobert


RIT – Main Campus